At. St. Louis' Union Station, there is a famous stained glass window above the entrance to the Grand Ballroom. The window shows three beautiful ladies, one representing San Francisco, one St. Louis, and the other New York.
Yesterday, Major League Baseball awarded the 2009 All-Star Game to St. Louis. The next three stops for the mid-summer baseball classic will be San Francisco in 2007, Yankee Stadium in 2008, and St. Louis in 2009.
The same Union Station stained glass window is visible in the fight scene from "Escape from New York, filmed in the then-abandoned Union Station. Movie makers picked St. Louis as the location to film a post-apocalyptic New York.
If any of the Escape from New York film makers come to town for the '09 All-Star game, they'll see how far we've come since the days St. Louis was picked for scenes of decay!